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GTX 660 (non ti) or Radeon HD 7850?

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 31, 2012 4:10:15 PM

Which one of these cards would be better for playing BF3 multiplayer at 1920x1080 on high or medium settings? I am using an Intel Core i3 2100 (Dual core, 4 threads - Hyperthreading), would either of these cards be bottlenecked by the CPU when playing BF3? I am using a Cooler Master eXtreme Power 500W PSU, I know it's not the greatest and would this PSU run these cards because I am thinking of getting a Corsair Enthusiast 650W Power Supply.

Your help is appreciated.

Many thanks.

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a b U Graphics card
October 31, 2012 5:43:58 PM

500W is enough for either card.

GTX660 is a half tier up from the 7850. It's closer to a 7870. Also Nvidia cards run BF3 just a little better in most cases, so in this case the GTX660 is probably the clear choice. I'd also consider the 7870 if the GTX 660 is in your price bracket.

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a c 186 U Graphics card
October 31, 2012 6:26:20 PM

But the 660 would be a good choice and when you upgrade your power supply you will be good to go
October 31, 2012 6:29:02 PM

The 660 is a pretty good choice. Just get a better psu like bigcyco said you'll be good to go.
a c 200 U Graphics card
October 31, 2012 6:57:28 PM

The CM "Extreme" Power is among their worst. I'm not sure it will safely power either card, at least not for long. If it is good for its label (unlikely, but the 500W Extreme Power "Plus" actually is), it probably has noise and ripple over the ATX specifications (like the aforementioned model) and is very inefficient.